Hello everyone! There have been many exciting updates to share since we last blogged.
We wrapped up principle photography at the end of June and since then we’ve been putting the finishing touches on a final cut of our film. We have brought on the talented musician/composer, Drew Denton, to compose some original music for the film. We’ve been able to sit down with him and listen to the themes he’s been working on and it has been amazing to hear how the tone and mood of our film can be expressed in music. This is the first time we’ve collaborated in this way and it’s a really fun addition to the filmmaking process. Also, Drew is pursuing his MFA in Music Composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. We’re very excited to build a bridge from Wake Forest across town to the UNCSA. There’s so much talent in Winston-Salem that could really thrive if we all took a step toward collaboration.
In addition to working with our composer, we are getting ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds necessary to finish the film. It’s an incredible feat to have shot the film on our very limited initial budget but the time has come to raise more funds for the next steps. We are hoping to take our film to professional sound engineers and colorists to raise the production value for future screenings. These are elemental pieces of the filmmaking process and we want to make the best film possible. The Kickstarter campaign will launch sometime the week of July 15th and will run for 30 days. Don’t miss this opportunity to help us share Omer’s story!
Speaking of screenings, we are working with UNCG on hosting a screening in October in Greensboro. Details to follow!
In the meantime, be on the lookout for information on our Kickstarter campaign.
As always, thank you for your support!
Peter, Nick and Hillary